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A review of the early week practice participation reports

WEDNESDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***James Conner progressed through the return to play protocol without incident and was fully practicing on Wednesday -- less than a week after last Thursday night's concussion. He'll have to get through the next two practices without a setback but today's full workout suggests the Steelers are planning for Conner to play this week.

***Adam Thielen fought through a calf injury in Week 9 and was limited in practice coming out of the bye week. There are no indications his strain is significant but watch for any surprise practice downgrades. Stefon Diggs is fully practicing and expects to return this week.

***Joey Bosa was back in individual drills on Wednesday. He'll need some time to return to football condition but a limited practice is a necessary first step.

***Marvin Jones Jr hyperextended his knee last week and was diagnosed with a bone bruise. Adam Schefter reported Jones was day-to-day but bone bruises around the knee often require longer recoveries. Consider Jones questionable at best.

***Joe Flacco was on crutches on Monday and didn't practice Wednesday. Though the Ravens won't rule him out until the end of the week -- if at all -- it's unlikely he plays through a hip injury that required imaging and specialist evaluations through the bye week.

***Keke Coutee is "trending upward" and preparing to play this week. Coutee has said he won't return until he's 100% -- it's not clear whether a full practice is necessary but it will be hard to feel comfortable with Coutee unless the Texans keep him off the game status report at week's end.


THURSDAY NIGHT INJURY EXPECTATIONS

Here are the key players listed on the practice participation or game status report for Thursday Night Football:

Green bay at Seattle

***Chris Carson fully practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, Pete Carroll said the Seahawks sat Carson last week with the quick Thursday turnaround in mind and expected his running back to be closer to full strength than he'd been in weeks. Off the injury report now, Carson should be ready for a sizable workload.

***Randall Cobb aggravated a hamstring injury during practice last week. He was unable to practice, did not travel with the team, and will miss another game.

***The quick turnaround proved to be too much for K.J. Wright, who didn't have enough time to recover and will not play.

***Josh Jones will again see extended time in the Green Bay secondary with Kentrell Brice out with an ankle injury. The Packers are also without cornerback Kevin King -- an important loss -- and edge rusher Nick Perry.


EARly week PRACTICE PARTICIPATION & EARLY EXPECTATIONS

The Wednesday and Thursday practice participation reports are our first chance to see which players each NFL team are limiting in practice after the previous week's games. Players limited in mid-week practice aren't necessarily in danger of missing that week's game. But they all need to be watched closely.

*Note: Monday night players with asterisk practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

Quarterbacks
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*Patrick Mahomes II KC Foot *Full Expected to Play
Cam Newton Car Shoulder Limited Limited Expected to Play
Joe Flacco Bal Hip DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Lamar Jackson Bal Illness Not Listed DNP Likely to Play
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
James Conner Pit Concussion Full Full Likely to Play
Joe Mixon Cin Knee Not Listed Limited Awaiting Information
Adrian Peterson Was Shoulder Limited Full Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Was Rib DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Kapri Bibbs Was Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Royce Freeman Den Ankle Limited Full Likely to Play
Peyton Barber TB Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
Ronald Jones II TB Hamstring Limited Limited Likely Inactive
Doug Martin Oak Hip Full Full Expected to Play
Darren Sproles Phi Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Foot Limited Limited Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Adam Thielen Min Back / Calf Limited Limited Likely to Play
Stefon Diggs Min Rib Full Full Expected to Play
*Cooper Kupp LAR Knee *DNP Inactive
Keenan Allen LAC Hip / Finger Not Listed Limited Likely to Play
Mike Williams LAC Groin Not Listed Limited Awaiting Information
A.J. Green Cin Toe DNP DNP Inactive
John Ross Cin Groin Limited Limited Likely to Play
Marvin Jones Jr Det Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
*Sammy Watkins KC Foot *Limited Likely to Play
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hip Limited Limited Expected to Play
Chris Godwin TB Ankle DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Jamison Crowder Was Ankle DNP DNP Inactive
Torrey Smith Car Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Jordy Nelson Oak Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Martavis Bryant Oak Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Dwayne Harris Oak Foot Full Full Expected to Play
DaeSean Hamilton Den Knee Limited Full Likely to Play
Tavon Austin Dal Groin DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Taywan Taylor Ten Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Greg Olsen Car Foot Limited Limited Expected to Play
Michael Roberts Det Shoulder DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Luke Willson Det Shoulder Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Vernon Davis Was Ribs Full Full Expected to Play
Geoff Swaim Dal Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Antonio Gates LAC Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Erik Swoope Ind Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Tyler Kroft Cin Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tyron Smith Dal Back DNP Limited Likely to Play
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder DNP DNP Inactive
Ryan Ramczyk NO Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Ronnie Stanley Bal Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
James Hurst Bal Back DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Jack Conklin Ten Concussion Limited Full Likely to Play
Lane Johnson Phi Knee Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Trent Williams Was Thumb DNP DNP Inactive
Morgan Moses Was Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Ty Nsekhe Was Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Demar Dotson TB Knee / Shoulder DNP Limited Likely to Play
Kolton Miller Oak Knee / Elbow Full Full Expected to Play
Ereck Flowers Jac Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Zack Martin Dal Knee DNP Limited Likely to Play
Andrus Peat NO Hip Limited Limited Likely to Play
Quenton Nelson Ind Back Full Full Expected to Play
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Full Full Expected to Play
Tom Compton Min Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Mike Remmers Min Back Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Mike Iupati Ari Back DNP Limited Game-time Decision
Jeremy Vujnovich Ari Hamstring Limited Full Expected to Play
A.J. Cann Jac Hamstring Not Listed Limited Likely to Play
Quinton Spain Ten Ankle DNP Limited Likely to Play
Alex Redmond Cin Hamstring Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Ryan Kalil Car Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
*Mitch Morse KC Concussion *DNP Inactive
Ryan Jensen TB Hamstring Not Listed Limited Awaiting Information
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Joey Bosa LAC Foot Limited Limited Likely Inactive
Kyle Emanuel LAC Hip Full Full Expected to Play
Everson Griffen Min Toe Not Listed Full Expected to Play
Whitney Mercilus Hou Ankle Not Listed Limited Likely to Play
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder Limited Limited Likely to Play
Derrick Morgan Ten Shoulder Limited Full Likely to Play
Kemoko Turay Ind Neck Full Full Likely to Play
Carl Nassib TB Elbow DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Marcus Davenport NO Toe DNP DNP Inactive
Derrick Shelby Atl Groin DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Randy Gregory Dal Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Damon Harrison Det Shoulder Limited Limited Expected to Play
David Irving Dal Ankle DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Taco Charlton Dal Shoulder DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Linval Joseph Min Ankle / Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Marcell Dareus Jac Triceps Limited Limited Likely to Play
Stephon Tuitt Pit Elbow DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Calf DNP Limtied Likely Inactive
Haloti Ngata Phi Knee DNP Limited Likely Inactive
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Telvin Smith Sr Jac Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Deion Jones Atl Foot Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Vontaze Burfict Cin Hip Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Preston Brown Cin Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Nick Vigil Cin Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Lavonte David TB Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
*Anthony Hitchens KC Rib *Full Expected to Play
Alec Ogletree NYG Rib Limited Full Expected to Play
Zach Cunningham Hou Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Brandon Marshall Den Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Josh Bynes Ari Wrist Limited Limited Expected to Play
Jalen Reeves-Maybin Det Neck Limited Limited Likely to Play
Anthony Barr Min Hamstring DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Anthony Walker Ind Neck DNP Full Likely to Play
De'Vondre Campbell Atl Calf Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
*Eric Berry KC Heel *DNP Inactive
*Daniel Sorenson KC Knee *Full Likely to Play
Budda Baker Ari Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee DNP Full Likely to Play
Malik Hooker Ind Hip DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Malcolm Jenkins Phi Wrist Full Full Expected to Play
Darian Stewart Den Neck Full Full Expected to Play
Damontae Kazee Atl Shoulder Limited Limited Likely to Play
Tashaun Gipson Sr Jac Wrist Full Full Expected to Play
Justin Evans TB Toe DNP DNP Likely to Play
Xavier Rhodes Min Foot Limited Limited Likely to Play
Darius Slay Det Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Ronald Darby Phi Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Jalen Mills Phi Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring Limited Full Likely to Play
A.J. Bouye Jac Calf Limited Full Likely to Play
Bradley Roby Den Ankle Limited Full Expected to Play
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Concussion DNP Limited Likely Inactive
Darqueze Dennard Cin Sternoclavicular Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Johnathan Joseph Hou Ankle / Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Nate Hairston Ind Ankle Limited DNP Awaiting Information
Gareon Conley Oak Groin Limited Limited Awaiting Information
M.J. Stewart TB Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Kickers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday Friday
Matt Bryant Atl Hamstring DNP Full Awaiting Information
Dustin Hopkins Was Groin DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Phil Dawson Ari Hip DNP Limited Awaiting Information

Note: Asterisk denotes Monday night players who practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

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